The slide supporting today’s presentation and an associated data package are located on our website at www.integrysgroup.com. Select Investors, select presentations and then today’s presentation. Before we begin, I will advice everyone that this call is being recorded and will be available for audio replay through November 2, 2012.
I need to direct you to slide three of our presentation and to point out that the presentation contains forward-looking statements within the definition of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Safe Harbor rules, including projected results for Integrys Energy Group and its subsidiaries. Forward-looking statements contain factors that are beyond our ability to control and in many cases we cannot predict what factors would cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements. Except as maybe required by federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this presentation whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
This slide is a condensed commentary on the forward-looking statements and you are encouraged to read and understand the more specific language that is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the quarterly report on form 10-Q we filed and the forward-looking statement section of yesterday’s news release and slide 46 in the appendix.
Slide four indicates that today’s presentation includes non-GAAP financial information related to diluted earnings per share adjusted and adjusted earnings and/or loss. We believe that these are useful financial measures for providing investors with additional insight into our operating performance because they eliminate the effect of certain items that are not comparable from one period to the next. Please review the text of this slide for more information regarding these non-GAAP financial measures.I will now turn this call over to Charlie Schrock. Charlie?
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